Thursday 24 February 2011

Hospital obesity admissions up 30% in a year, what do you think?


The number of people admitted to hospital in England for obesity-related reasons has risen by more than 30% last year.

Obesity related admissions topped 10,000 for the first time, with related operations and procedures totalling 7,200.

We sent our reporters out onto the streets to find out what you thought about the obesity crisis stretching ever further the limited resources of the NHS.

Woman on the Street “I had to go into hospital with an obesity related illness last year – I had a severe dose of the clap, mainly from shagging fat birds.”

Mike Williams, Pie salesman

Man on the Street “I’ve said it for years, train dogs to chase fat people and the obesity crisis will be over with in a year, either through weight-loss, or tragic mauling incidents.”

Sheila Walters, Fitness Instructor

Man on the Street “Fat people are just as entitled to medical treatment as the rest of us. Unless they’re on benefits, obviously. Or foreign.”

Dave Smith, MEP

Woman on the Street

“Speaking as an obese woman, they really need to stop making that hospital food so darn delicious. We just can’t stop ourselves from coming back for more.”

Doris Price, Retired

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